Gender equality focus groups begin.

International Women’s Day 2018 saw our first focus group looking at gender equality.

General public were invited to this event to start our journey of finding out what feminism is in 2018 and what’s our best way forward to enable gender equality.

Women. Know your place!

But what is our place?

We’ve come so far…now where?

Is there true equality yet?

Not all women experience sexism … or do they?

How do we feel about ourselves?

How does society feel about us?

“Men can’t even flirt now for fear of being sued.”

Am I alone in feeling threatened with what I hear and experience?

What is feminism in 2018?

Are we alienating our men?

“It was just a joke”. The difference between banter and sexual harassment?

Blurred lines or clear ones that aren’t respected?

If I stand up for what I believe – how will it affect me?

We need to talk…

What’s your story?

Times are changing and there are some incredible movements and shifts in society. The MeToo campaign and the Harvey Weinstein case. And nearer to us lots of conversations are sparking as to the place of women in society and what that means.

So how do we negotiate our way through these exciting but potentially scary times to enable what most people want which is equality?

A group of us are getting together for an informal chat so please join us if you have something to say or even if you just want to listen.

The evening will be facilitated by Sarah Ellis, Artistic Director of HyperFusion Theatre Company and TIC Box Productions who are specialists in interactive theatre to make change. Sarah is an actor, director, educator, a Mum, a feminist and a storyteller and her life work has been to challenge prejudice and enable equality. “Our stories must be told. They are our power and our legacy. Let’s share them.”

Speakers include:

Dannie-Lu Carr. Dannie is a thought Leader and internationally advises business on impact around creativity and cohesion. She has 20 years’ experience in her unique field, is a published author and in 2015 gave a TEDx talk on The Inconvenient Truth for Culture.

Professor Joyce Harper. Joyce Harper is Professor at the Institute for Women’s Health at University College London where she is Director of Education, Head of the Department of Reproductive Health and Director of the Centre for Human Reproduction. She has worked in the fields of fertility, genetics, reproductive health and women’s health for over 30 years.

Mark Newey. Mark is an author and a psychotherapist helping thousands of people from all walks of life to beat stress, anxiety and depression, with a deep personal interest in all things social and cultural, the additional benefit of the views and experiences of his clients has enabled Mark to build up a solid picture of where society stands today on all sorts of issues.

Ahisha Ferguson. Ahisha is a nutritional therapist and health coach specialising in helping women lose weight and keep it off without dieting. She’s just about to release her first book ‘Diet Stops Monday’ where she openly shares her knowledge of the diet industry to bust a few myths and help women finally have the success they deserve.

The evening is the first of a series of events that will inform a new theatre piece about gender equality which will tour Nationwide later in the year.

ALL GENDERS WELCOME.

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